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Ritchie, Cooley lead Alaskan runners in Boston

CNN

Anchorage's Tom Ritchie and Juneau's Crystal Dooley were the fastest Alaskans at Monday's Boston Marathon.

Ritchie, the South High wrestling coach, finished 194th in a field of 32,000 runners in the famous 26.2-mile race. He finished in 2 hours, 35 minutes, 27 seconds, a time that ranked him 12th in the men's 40-44 age group.

Cooley finished 340th among women and 4,031 overall by clocking a time of 3:09:29.

Ritchie was one of three Alaska men who finished in less than three hours. Rick Lader of Fairbanks was 216th overall in 2:36:25 and Jerome Ross of Anchorage was 970th in 2:50:08.

Other notable age-group finishes came from Bruce Davison of Anchorage, 28th in the men's 65-69 age group; Karl Romig of Cooper Landing and Lloyd Raines of Anchorage, who were 41st and 45th, respectively, in the men's 55-59 age group; and Monica Ross of Anchorage, 34th in the women's 45-49 age group.

2014 Boston Marathon

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Alaska results

Tom Ritchie, Anchorage, 2:35:27; Rick Lader, Fairbanks, 2:36:25; Jerome Ross, Anchorage, 2:50:08; Ryan Beckett, Anchorage, 2:53:28; Michael Ottenweller, Anchorage, 2:59:35; Karl Romig, Cooper Landing, 3:06:03; Jacob Bera, Chugiak, 3:06:15; Lloyd Raines, Anchorage, 3:07:27; John Bursell, Juneau, 3:08:34; Crystal Dooley, Juneau, 3:09:29; Erika Burr, Fairbanks, 3:11:28; David Johnston, Willow, 3:15:57; Monica Ross, Anchorage, 3:16:32; Roberta Spayd, Anchorage, 3:17:34; Matthew Freiberg, Anchorage, 3:18:13; Rachael Gano, Anchorage, 3:21:05; Brad Benter, Anchorage, 3:21:57; Greg Finstad, Fairbanks, 3:23:55; Andy Holland, Fairbank 3:25:44; Mansour Alzaharna, Douglas, 3:25:51; Tina Moronell, Anchorage, 3:27:35; James Murray, Willow, 3:30:31; Bradley Richie, Anchorage, 3:32:05; Robert Morehead, Anchorage, 3:34:12; John Wirum, Anchorage, 3:36:05; Michelle Richards, Palmer, 3:38:02; April Juliussen, Anchorage, 3:40:45; Bruce Davison, Anchorage, 3:41:00; Jennifer Marsh, Juneau, 3:44:05; Don Kiely, Fairbanks, 3:45:16; Eric Meier, Anchorage, 3:45:38; Kyle Colburn, Anchorage, 3:48:31; Kristen Lindsey, Anchorage, 3:50:14; Kristina Case, Anchorage, 3:51:54; Jackie Minge, Anchorage, 3:54:39; Susan Faulkner, Fairbanks, 4:00:56; Gregory Scofield, Anchorage, 4:01:17; Rafael Castaneda, Anchorage, 4:09:56; Connie Best, Soldotna, 4:10:41; Mike Illg, Homer, 4:11:25; Crystal Tobuk, Nome, 4:11:37; Susan Craig, Soldotna, 4:14:42; Kathleen Pelkan, Bethel, 4:23:08; William Serra, Anchorage, 4:31:38; Sarah Kleedehn, Anchorage, 4:32:05; Mary Diel, Anchorage, 4:37:20; Jamie Bursell, Juneau, 4:48:49; Liz Friedman, Palmer, 4:58:32; Thomas McCarty, Anchorage, 6:23:58.

 

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